February 2016 WAJ Tech Bit
I <3 Technology!
WAJ Robotics Team Competes in "The Bots Take the Burgh!"
On Saturday, the WAJ Robotics team traveled to Lansingburgh High School in Troy, NY to take part in "The Bots Take the Burgh" Nothing But Net VEX Competition. The 42 team field competed hard and at the end of the qualifying rounds only the teams led by Ben Pelham, Aidan Cohane, David Skopinsky, and Anthony Savasta remained from WAJ. During a most unusual selection process three of the four WAJ teams became an alliance and made it to the elimination round finals. There the team made up of Cohane, Savasta, and Skopinsky lost a best-of-three series 93-98, 119-76, 120-131.
Due to WAJ's strong showing, three of the five teams qualified to the state tournament scheduled for March 6th in Syracuse, NY. At this point WAJ is the only school to have qualified three teams for the state tournament.
Congratulations to Mr. Jones, Mr. Pudlewski, and the entire WAJ Robotics Team!
ISTE Standards 1-6!
Miss Kern's Students Use Chatterpix App in ELA!
Check out the examples below! If you would like some ideas for how you can use Chatterpix in your classroom, checkout the CRGC slide deck located below. There you will find a wealth of ideas and resources for your classroom!
ISTE Student Standard 1: Creativity and Innovation
ISTE Student Standard 2: Communication & Collaboration
WAJ Hosts the Columbia-Greene Reading Council Tech Expo!
During the session, participants were encouraged to connect with each other on Twitter and participated in educational tech trivia on Today's Meet. Highlighted apps included: Plickers, Kahoot, Google Forms, Pic Collage, Thing Link, iMovie, and many more!
If you were unable to attend the expo, but would like to learn more about the featured apps, feel free to check out our slide deck below!
ISTE Standard 5: Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership!
WAJ Techapalooza 2016!
Thursday, Feb. 11th, 2:45pm
Team: It Takes A Village
Team: Totally Tech Warriors
Team: MPP Squad
Team: Old School of Rock
Team: Danny and the Jets!
Team: Jay and the Digital Divas
Looking forward to a great share session!
Tech Bite: Google Forms (Perfect for grades K-12!)
Thursday, Feb. 25th, 2:45pm
Mrs. Valerio's Room
Don't forget to add any Tech Bites that you participate in to your Google PD Gameboard!
ISTE Standard 5: Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
Ms. Daly's Home and Careers Students Share Their Values Using the Tellagami App
ISTE Student Standard 2: Communication and Collaboration
Miss Larsen's Students Practice Telling Time Using Plickers!
ISTE Standard 2: Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments